Category Archive: Thoughts

My favourite Chinese characters

Most people think learning Chinese is difficult. Every time I’m back in Spain and I tell someone I can speak Chinese, they invariably reply with a: “Wow! Isn’t it super complicated?”. Some (weird)… Continue reading

How I ended up in China

Have you ever pondered how every decision that you made in the past brought you to where you are now? How everything could have been completely different if you had chosen the other… Continue reading

Fleeting spring and bitter cold

We thought spring had arrived. Well, according to the Chinese calendar, it did start February 16th! We had some warm days, the plum trees blossomed first, and then the magnolia trees. Everything seemed… Continue reading

The Christmas market disappointment

Last weekend, after we finished visiting the Shanghai Natural History Museum, we had a quick stroll in the Jing’an Sculpture Park. It was sunny, the air was clean, the trees displayed beautiful autumn… Continue reading

How not to organize your wedding

Is it true that some women start thinking about their dream wedding when they are little girls? That they grab bed sheets, curtains or any piece of white cloth and fashion dresses and veils? Does this happen… Continue reading

Chinese encouraged to eat less meat

A few weeks ago I read a piece of news about the Chinese government modifying their dietary guidelines and reducing the recommended quantities of meat to eat per day. The article can be… Continue reading

Ramblings about games

The movie Warcraft, based on the game World of Warcraft, was released today in China. Even though it got dismal reviews worldwide, Chinese people booked their tickets in advance and many attended the premiere that… Continue reading

No country for teenagers

The other day I was chatting on WhatsApp with one of my younger cousins. She wanted my help checking some of her English homework. “Which year are you in?”, I asked her. “Fourth”,… Continue reading

Cursing in Chinese

It is not a good thing, but it is like that and there’s not much that can be done about it. Spanish people curse a lot. We use a lot of offensive words… Continue reading

The Year of the Monkey

  The Year of the Monkey starts today! I am currently on holidays in Japan but I wanted to schedule this post to wish you all a happy Chinese New Year. As you… Continue reading